Preferences for follow ‐up in long‐term survivors after cervical cancer

ConclusionsOur study reveals the need for targeted patient ‐education about the benefits and limitations of follow‐up. In order to meet increasing costs of cancer care, individualized follow‐up procedures adjusted to risk of recurrence and late‐effects in cervical cancer survivors are warranted.
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

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Authors: Rosa VL, Garzon S, Gullo G, Fichera M, Sisti G, Gallo P, Riemma G, Schiattarella A Abstract Gynaecological cancer treatment significantly affects the fertility of women in reproductive age. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are the mainstays of ovarian, cervical and endometrial cancers and anatomically or functionally impact the uterus and ovaries. Moreover, the sexual function and psychological wellbeing of patients are highly weakened after a cancer diagnosis: depression, anxiety and impairment of quality of life represent a relevant concern for patient care. The potential loss of fertility could be...
Source: Ecancermedicalscience - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ecancermedicalscience Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur study reveals the need for targeted patient education about the benefits and limitations of follow up. To meet increasing costs of cancer care, individualized follow ‐up procedures adjusted to risk of recurrence and late‐effects in cervical cancer survivors are warranted.
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
ConclusionsOne in four LSCCs held DP which was twice the rate of the general female population. Several somatic and psychological conditions amenable to treatment were significantly associated with holding DP.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsLSCCs holding DP should check their health regularly since conditions that can be treated are common, and health care providers should be aware of this opportunity.
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Psychology, Health and Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions.Long‐term HRQoL of survivors of gynecological cancer is not impacted by stage of disease. Specific interventions should focus on issues that promote social and professional reintegration and improve HRQoL.Implications for Practice.This study shows that women with gynecological cancer have problems related to work and sexual dysfunction, even 5 years after diagnosis. The results of this study will help improve clinicians’ awareness of the factors affecting the lives of gynecological cancer survivors, even long after diagnosis and treatment. They will also highlight for clinicians the areas that are of im...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Gynecologic Oncology, Global Health and Cancer Source Type: research
This study evaluates the contribution of sociodemographic, clinical, and psychological variables to quality of life (QoL) of women with cervical cancer in the follow-up phase. This cross-sectional study, conducted at the Portuguese Oncology Institute of Lisbon, included 200 women with cervical cancer during follow-up. Patients were assessed on QoL (EORTC QLQ-C30), body image and specific symptoms (EORTC QLQ-CX24), psychological morbidity (HADS), social support (SSSS), emotional expression (CECS), and spirituality (SpREUK). Education and social support contributed positively to QoL, whereas body image and symptoms contribut...
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Prevention is often called the best medicine — but research has shown that millions of Americans are not getting the preventive care they should to live long, healthy lives. Obstacles like inadequate access to care and financial barriers can keep people away from the doctor, but anxiety and feeling like care is unnecessary are also common deterrents. “There are a lot of things that every person could do to stay healthy, and this could help people to feel better, improve their quality of life and help them to live longer,” says Dr. Alex Krist, a professor of family medicine at Virginia Commonwealth Univer...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Longevity public health Source Type: news
In this study, a link between mitochondrial changes and infant temperament has also been suggested. Maternal psychosocial stress and lifetime trauma have been associated with decreased mitochondrial DNA copy number in the placenta (115, 116).IndividualityChronic stress links changes in the epigenetic landscape with health conditions (117). Different cell types are characterized by distinct patterns of gene expression due to developmental, environmental, physiological, and pathological reasons (117). Epigenetic mechanisms affect gene function in a dynamic way as a result of different environmental exposures during fetal dev...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
In this study, we evaluated 67 HPV-infected female patients and 66 healthy controls. The Arizona Sexual Experience Scale (ASEX), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) and Socio Demographic Form were used for evaluation. Gynaecologists and psychiatrists evaluated the participants. Women with HPV were found to have significantly higher Arizona Sexual Experience Scale (ASEX) total scores and ASEX sub scores than the control group in the domains of sexual desire, arousal, genital response, orgasmic experience and their satisfaction from orgasm (p ≤ .05). The study group shows a statisti...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
This study aims to assess (a) women’s awareness of the human papillomavirus (HPV), (b) women’s health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and levels of anxiety and depression symptoms, and (c) to compare the outcomes between women who are aware of the sexually transmitted nature of the HPV infection and women who are not. Swedish women who have been notified of an abnormal Pap smear result completed a questionnaire. This questionnaire consisted of sociodemographic characteristics, items on awareness of HPV, and how to cope with the Pap smear result and the instruments: the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness T...
Source: European Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Research Papers: Gynaecological Cancer Source Type: research
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